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Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wolfdales.com
  • Email: info@wolfdales.com
  • Phone: (530) 583-5700
  • Hours of Operation: Bar: 5:00 pm - Close. Dinner: 5:30 pm - Close. Closed Tuesdays, except in July and August open nightly.
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Douglas Dale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room and/or bar area can be partially reserved or completely bought-out for large groups throughout the year. During the summer months there is a courtyard with a bocce ball court that can also be reserved for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Douglas Dale (530) 583-5700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar offers lake view dining with excellent ambiance and service. Wolfdale's Restaurant uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh food prepared simply and aesthetically. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed the style of East-West cuisine. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "As always the cuisine was wonderful. Flavor and presentation perfect as well as variety"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was creative and delightfully presented. The shrimp and rabbit sausage was an absolute delight. Service was prompt , courteous and friendly. A very pleasant experience. After thirty plus years the creativity continues to amaze me."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As always we had great meal. We always try to dine here when we visit the Lake Tahoe area."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wolfdale's was fantastic. Our server was attentive and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy each course before we ordered the next. We never felt rushed. The dining room has views of Lake Tahoe and was very comfortable. The menu was creative, and the food we ordered was expertly prepared. Even the cocktails were unique. We'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The night we were there, we had the wild mushroom soup which was rich, flavorful and had a surprising Japanese flavor to it. The baby greens salad was perfectly dressed and the candied pecans and dried cherries added zing. The seared prawns were in a sauce which was delectable. It was flavored with yams and other root vegetables and had a scattering of pancetta and edamame. Wonderful. The special was a delicious petrale with eggplant and red peppers; perfect in every way. We finished with the pear frangiapani tart. All in all, a wonderful meal with great service. The only thing I would add might be that there should be a somewhat wider selection of wines by the glass - especially Sonoma Valley wines. We will definitely be be back"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "You just can't beat the food anywhere at Lake Tahoe !"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Always a joy dine here. In the summer sit outside if available. The smoked trout is outstanding. We dine here often and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and atmospheres. Best place on the Lake! Always consistent."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great food. Beautiful presentation. Boyfriend and I loved it for our anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "As usual our dinner was amazing. Starting with an appetiser teaser (the best way to go if you are new to the restaurant) and ahi poke cones (yumm) then to green Thai curry and sashimi. Every morsel finished and everyone enjoyed their meal. A gem in Tahoe City!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "While the food is decent, it's expensive for what you get. Maybe that goes with the territory. And definitely not kid-friendly. If you have kids under 21, this is not the place to come. Their menu is adults, and they are not at all flexible with the menu."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Very creative, well - prepared, Great presentation. Very friendly and professional wait staff. We've become regulars whenever in Tahoe."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed my sea bass entree, but my wife was not pleased with her seafood mixture. The sauce seemed heavier than prior times she had the dish, also looked like less seafood in the serving. Our general impression was that the restaurant has cut back on the food service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Perfection, as always! Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every thing was great. The bartender was personable and made our drinks in a timely manner. The hostess seated us right on time. The menu and specials were presented to us in a knowledgeable way. The little extra's for valentines day such as the chocolate and message heart were great. All in all the dinner set the tone for a great valentines day weekend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's our go to place on the North Shore. Even from Incline....."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wolfdale's has been our go-to place for years, but this Valentine's Day was disappointing. There were so many tables crammed in to accommodate the special occasion that we were almost in our neighbors' laps. (Fortunately, they were very nice.) The food was erratic; my husband loved his lobster, but I wasn't as impressed by the oddly seasoned soup, over-garlicky sea bass and slightly dry flourless torte. The service was up to standard, and the ambience, although loud, was good. We always see someone we know at Wolfdale's. All in all, it was an OK but very ordinary evening, which I hope was an anomaly. I'd suggest that first time diners try it on a less-crowded occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the restaurant was good. The food was good, the service was great And the atmosphere was nice. The only thing I will say is that for an asian fusion restaurant, it is not as good as dragonfly in truckee."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food and service were perfect. The chef personally came to our table see how the meal was. Overall, a delightful experience. Anxious to go back during the summer months and sit on the patio, overlooking scenic Lake Tahoe. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had not been to Wolfdales in several years. It was as wonderful and pleasant as we remembered it. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was good but lacked a little pizazz. All of the meals had an Asian influence. Hot bread was served piece meal. We had a combination appetizer for $15. The bay scallops (1 each) were very good. The house smoked trout was good but dry, pickled beets out of a can, olives, and eddame (without salt). The wine was reasonably priced but served in the wrong wine glasses. The server was ok but lacked professionalism. Overall not a fantastic experience. The price was high for what was provided. The food was good but just didn't knock our socks off. For the price we would not go back. There are many places in Tahoe worth spending your money at and this just isn't one of them."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Whenever we're staying at Lake Tahoe we make it a point to dine at Wolfdale's at least once. This time we went for my husband's birthday (table of 6) and had a wonderful meal. The hamburger and fries and the Alaskan cod fish and chips were fantastic, and the small plates are so tasty you almost wish you hadn't ordered an entree. The chicken and vegetable potstickers were loved by all of us. The cocktails from the mule to the martini tasted robust and refreshing. We love the local art on the wall and the comfortable banquette tables in the main dining room."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "A fabulous dinner with friends on New Year's night. Every dish was amazing! We especially loved the ahi poke cones and the hamachi and guacamole spoon bites."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We had not been to Wolfdale's in a couple of year's and were equally impressed and delighted with the food, ambience, and overall experience. We can't wait to go again on our next visit to Tahoe."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I've been dining at Wolfdale's since they first opened about 40 years ago. It remains one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The location, overlooking Lake Tahoe can't be beat. The ambience is quietly sophisticated. As always, we started with the smoked trout appetizer. This is an absolute don't miss item. One serving for two diners works well. My ceasar salad was excellent with just enough delectable dressing and topped by an anchovy that my wife happily devoured for me. Since Wolfdale's has always been known for seafood I chose the special sea bass and was richly rewarded. The presentation, accented by thin slices of red pepper, was both attractive and appetizing. The fish was moist, tender, and done to perfection."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is my favorite local restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the bar is very welcoming, and Douglas and Kathleen Dale are always warm and gracious. I also like the that many items on their menu are gluten free. If you want to indulge in fried foods, Wolfdale's is the place to do it. They have wonderful truffle fries and most of their batter fried foods are gluten free and excellent."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "My wife took me here for my birthday. Couldn't find fault with anything. Excellent food with professional service and wait staff."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I had been trying to get friends there for two years and schedules finally allowed us to get together. They loved it. Since we ate there, my friends have been texting me about how sorry they were for not going when I first suggested it. Douglas and Kathleen have at least three more customers that will go at the first suggestion."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "A unique combination of gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe and Asian fusion cuisine. Chef/owner spent many years training in Japan. Have dined there many times and the food has always been excellent. The menu is changed fairly frequently, so there's always something new to try. One of my favorites, deep fried spinach, is rarely served, but when it is, don't miss it! Wine list is extensive with many excellent choices. The although the main dining room is of moderate size, it's reasonably quite. Eating on the deck outside in the summer is a joy."
    Dined on 3/11/2013
  • "the title says it all. nothing to complain about, but nothing to rave about. the food didn't excite me - and it also wasn't done "wrong" solid, but don't expect the stars"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great for ambiance (it was our wedding anniversary), but the food was a little on the bland side. Had the fish stew/gumbo and it was lacking that special taste. It said it had craw fish, but all it had was a crawdad from Lake Tahoe and no meat in it. Best part of our meal was the fries. My wife had the special which was a sea bass, not that great and again bland. It came to the table at room temperature, the waitress had to take it back to get reheated. We ate the night before at Soule Domaine at Stateline north shore and it was amazing. Great steak that was cooked to perfection and my seafood medley over pasta was to die for. The sauces on both of our meals were like dinning in Paris, tons of flavor. Better luck next time."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Always a favorite when in Tahoe. Wonderful food, impeccable service, lovely ambiance."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Wolfdale's continues to be North Tahoe's best restaurant. Creative good and great service remain top notch."
    Dined on 8/2/2013